Growing Together, Learning Forever!

Together we reach for our personal best

Newtons Primary School

01708 558613

Lowen Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8QR

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a federation of schools where children succeed and are proud of their achievements. We strive to actively promote British values and prepare our children to become role models, thus preparing them for life in modern Britain. To do this, we create a respectful, inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming, fun, friendly and safe. We are a federation that nurtures curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, challenging and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in an environment where success is celebrated. Our ethos is delivered through these aims for our children:

• To teach tolerance and respect to all children. All children are valued individuals and should be respected.

• To encourage everyone to have high expectations of themselves in an environment where they can reach their personal best.

• To promote equality of opportunity and aim to develop the children’s awareness of moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.

• To have engaging and challenging opportunities through a creative and inclusive curriculum within the school and beyond into the local community.

• To encourage excellence by sharing successes and supporting the children to reach their full potential.

Through the aims of the Federation, we actively promote lifelong learning whilst ensuring the children respect one another, enjoy their school experiences and achieve their personal best.

Crowlands Primary School

01708 743402

London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ

Mrs. H McClenaghan

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Newtons Primary School Governing Body

Mr L James
Leadership & Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee

I am an experienced and commercially minded business operations manager, the past 18 years of which have been in Higher Education – University of East London (UEL) and, currently, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

I split my time between the main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford and my primary focus is the non-teaching aspects of the faculty.  I have overall responsibility for all matters concerning student and academic support, finance and marketing/student recruitment.  For the 9 years prior to joining ARU, I held a similar position at the University of East London and prior to that, I held senior positions in a City of London software house before starting my own IT recruitment agency in 1991.

In my current position, I am a member of the faculty senior management team reporting to the PVC and Dean of Faculty and responsible for the line management of 40 staff.  My areas of responsibility include student support and administration functions, faculty marketing team, resources (financial and estate), commercial operations support (e.g. CPD, KTP) and the central support for the Dean, Academic Heads of Department, Directors of Study, Director of Research and the Faculty Learning and Teaching Director.

During my time at ARU, I have managed the following major projects;

    • Project Manager (faculty lead) for the construction of the £45m new Science Centre building in Cambridge including all teaching spaces and research laboratories and a 200-seat ‘superlab’.  Building occupied October 2017.
    • Project Manager / Business Analyst for university-wide ‘smart-card’ attendance monitoring system including the implementation of a cashless campus system.
    • Organised the first (2010) and subsequent university-wide Clearing recruitment campaigns;
    • Managed academic / administrative office moves for several Cambridge campus redevelopment projects.